There are 200 candidates for vaccines against Covid-19 in the world competition - Plataforma Media

There are 200 candidates for vaccines against Covid-19 in the world competition

There is still no vaccine approved for use in the population that fights Covid-19. Dozens of immunizers are being tested, coming from different countries and using different technologies.

Follow the global race for the vaccine, according to data from the World Health Organization (WHO), see which candidates are closest to mass production and which of them have an agreement for production or use in Brazil.

Phase 3

This is the last stage before approval for use in the population. There is no specific forecast for the duration of this stage, as tests can be suspended and resumed. In it, based on the results of safety and possible effectiveness, thousands of people are vaccinated and thousands more receive placebo (an injection that does not contain the immunizer itself) to quantify the immunization potential of the vaccine candidate.

Read more in Folha de S.Paulo

This article is available in: Português

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